Devin Haney’s big undisputed environment title battle against George Kambosos Jr and Artur Beterbiev’s explosive unification fight with Joe Smith Jr will be shown live on Sky Sports activities in June.
Kambosos defends his IBF, WBO, WBA and Ring Journal lightweight earth titles versus WBC title-holder Haney on Saturday, June 4 from Marvel Stadium, Melbourne in a bout predicted to split Australia’s attendance file of 51,026, which was set by Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn’s 2017 fight in Brisbane.
WBC and IBF entire world champion Beterbiev then usually takes on WBO winner Smith Jr in a light heavyweight unification clash on Saturday, June 18 in New York, with the winner staking his claim for a showdown with Dmitry Bivol, who sensationally shocked Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez at the weekend.
Haney (27-, 15 knockouts) enters the battle on the back again of 4 straight unanimous choice victories, the newest coming in opposition to Joseph Diaz in December.
Kambosos (20-, 10 knockouts) surprised Teófimo López with a split selection get previous November, in which the pair exchanged knockdowns, to springboard his way to the best of the division.
“Soon after 5 years of chasing championship glory overseas and battling in enemy territory, I return household to protect what I have conquered in the boxing world, my entire world lightweight titles,” mentioned Kambosos. “Every little thing I have set my head to and manifested has occur legitimate with my relentless tough perform, devotion and discipline to the activity I love.
“I have normally explained I would turn out to be globe champion the challenging way, combating overseas and then provide again a mega stadium struggle to make my earth title defense.
“I am extremely thrilled and hungry to carry on making my legacy, and I will be victorious by any signifies required on June 4 when Haney steps up into the lion’s den of Marvel Stadium from this Aussie Greek lion. I will acquire not only his belt but set a really serious dent in his youthful job.”
Beterbiev remains boxing’s only world winner with a 100 for each cent knockout level after extending his document to 17- with a ninth-round knockout gain in excess of Marcus Browne in December.
He faces “Cinderella Gentleman” Smith (28-3), who stopped Steve Geffrard in the ninth-spherical of their combat in January to retain the WBO title he had taken from Maxim Vlasov last April.
“Beterbiev compared to Smith is 1 of the very finest fights that can be made in boxing, two large punchers preventing at Madison Square Backyard in what will be an electrical atmosphere. Whoever will come out on top will be the correct king of the gentle heavyweight division,” stated Top rated Rank chairman Bob Arum.
Check out George Kambosos Jr and Devin Haney combat for undisputed light-weight glory on June 4, followed by Artur Beterbiev and Joe Smith Jr’s light heavyweight unification bout on June 18 – each stay on Sky Athletics.